Civil War

Madison Joyce

Kansas Nebraska Act

Was a bill in 1854 that mandated Popular Sovereignty that allowed settlers of a territory to decide wheater slavery would be allowed within a new state border, that Stephen Douglas asked the bill had overturned the Missouri Compromise used the latitude as the boundary between pro slavery and anti slavery settlers in the aftermath of the passages lead to this period of violence jnown for Bleeding Kansas and helped paved the way for those in the American Civil War


July 1st and 3rd was considered the most important battle/fight of the American Civil War, after the victory of the battle of the Union Forces of Chancellorsville General Robert E. Lee marched his army of North Virginians into Pennsylvania in late June 1863. 1st of July the advanced Confederates had a falling out with the Unions Army of Potomac ordered by General George G. Meade at the crossroads town of Gettysburg the following day had twice as much fighting ad yesterday the Confederates attacked the Federals on both left and right , July 3rd General Lee orders an attack on of 15,000 troops on the enemy's center at Cemetery Ridge an assault known for "Pickett's Charge" had the Union line failed at the cost of thousands of rebel casualties and General Lee was forced to give his battered army toward Virginia on the 4th of July.

Dred Scott Case

1857 of March the most controversial events following the American Civil War the US Supreme Court issues its decision in the case of Dredd Scott verses Sanford, the case had been brought to the court by Dredd Scott himself a slave who lived with his owner in a free slave state before returning back to the slave state of Missouri, he had argued that his time as a slave has came to an end because once they entered the free slave state he was a free man. In the courts decision Chief Justice Roger B. Taney (a stronger supporter of slavery) had denied him, soon the court found no slave could claim US citizenship. Making slaves unable to protest or fight for their rights.


1863 of May & June Major General Ulysses S. Grants armies converged on Vicksburg investing the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. General John Pemberton.

July the 4th Vicksburg surrendered after prolonging siege operations, this was the culmination of one the most brilliant military campaigns of war. Pemberton losing his army an vital stronghold on the Mississippi the Confederacy was effectively divided up into 2 parts, the Grants successes in some parts of the west had boosted the refutation leading ultimately his appointment as General-in-Chief of the Union arms.